Go Global! Newsletter (10/12/15)

Newletter logoWelcome to the official newsletter of the Center for International Education, informing you about everything regarding CSU IP, National Student Exchange, International Opportunities, and International Education Exchange Council events!


Come meet with the Study Away Coordinator: Hope now has drop-in hours!

Stop by the Center for International Education on Wednesdays from 12-1 if you would like to talk to Hope about any questions or concerns. No appointment necessary!

Peace Corps:

Will be visiting the SSU campus on October 14th and 15th so you can get more information on applying to this incredible program! Below are the dates a representative will be on campus as well as special info meeting times. There is an Info Meeting in IH 106 from 4-5pm.

IEEC Goes to Liberty Glen Campgrounds

Join us at Liberty Glen Campgrounds near Lake Sonoma On October 17th! Drivers are much appreciated, as we will be carpooling. IEEC will provide breakfast on Sunday morning and supplies for S’mores, but everyone is expected to bring their own supplies (other food items, sleeping bag, pillow). Tents will be provided for the first 15 people who signed up. For more information please visit our Facebook event. THIS EVENT IS FULL, we can’t wait for a weekend of fun!

IEEC Goes to Midnight Madness!

Let’s show our Seawolf Spirit and support the Sonoma basketball team at the biggest game of the year on October 14th! Entry is free for students, and there will be free prizes and raffles, dunk squads, cheerleaders, and most importantly good company!

We will meet in front of the Gymnasium on the Salazar Green at 9:30pm. No sign-up required. Be ready to let your spirit flow!


Follow us @ssustudyaway to see pictures from alumni and currently abroad students. Tag your photos with #ssustudyaway to have chance to have your own photos featured!




We had an amazing time playing mini golf and games at Scandia in Rohnert Park, can’t wait to do it again!





Study Abroad Informational Meetings are Happening Now!

Interested in studying in another country or another state? Your first step is to come to an Info Meeting! Come sign-up in the Center for International Education for the time that works best for you!
Meeting Days and Times:
MONDAYS @ 3:00- 4:00 PM
TUESDAYS @ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAYS @ 1:00- 2:00 PM
THURSDAYS @ 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Classroom Presentations

If you are a professor or a student who would like their class to learn more about different study away opportunities, you can request a classroom presentation! All of our Go Global Ambassadors are either study abroad alumni, international students or NSE students and would love to talk about their experiences! Click here to request a presentation and allow at least one week ahead of time before the day of the presentation.


International Students

Meet with the International Students Coordinator

Becky Petrow will have walk in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 if you have any questions or things to discuss.



Sonoma State American Language Institute

SSALI (Sonoma State American Language Institute) is looking for conversation partners!! Do you want to meet international students on campus and help them improve their English? You can come by our office (International Hall 107) to fill out the simple form!



SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. We offer a broad range of scholarships and grants, including our award winning Pell Grant Match. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. For Programs beginning in the Spring the deadline is November 1st. For programs beginning in Summer 2015, application deadline will be on April 1; Fall 2015 program deadlines are May 15. Go to http://studyabroad.sit.edu/pn/prospective-students/scholarships-and-financial-aid/ for more information.


The Asia Institute has officially launched two new scholarships offered in collaboration with the Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) and the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE). Both jointly developed scholarships will award $1000 to support learning experiences for students traveling to Asia in 2016. For more details, please see below:

  • Academy of International Business Southeast Scholarships

Total Amount: $1000

Open To: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD Candidates involved in Asia based study abroad programs

Deadline: October 15, 2015

How to Apply: http://www.aibse.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/I-HYPERLINK-AIBSE-Asia-Institute-Scholarship-1.pdf

  • Pennsylvania Council for International Education Scholarships

Total Amount: $1000

Open To: Undergraduate and Graduate Students from universities and colleges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involved in Asia based study abroad programs

Deadline: February 1, 2016

How to Apply: Please contact Eva Li for more details at eva.li@asiainstitute.org.


Go Overseas Scholarship

Go Overseas is offering a $15,000 Scholarship to Study Abroad in New Zealand. The scholarship will go towards covering all accommodations and tuition. In addition, Round-trip flights will be covered by STA Travel and travel insurance covered by guard.me. Check out the link  here. The deadline to apply is October 9th so gets your application in soon!

STA Scholarship

At STA Travel, we believe in making international travel more accessible to student and youth travelers. It’s a core value of our business, which is why we were thrilled to once again team up with the Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) to help make students’ travel dreams a reality via the Start the Adventure Scholarship.

The STA Travel Start the Adventure timeline for students who will begin their study abroad programs between January and June 2016 is as follows:

Application Opens: Monday, October 12, 2015 (before 5 PM MDT)

Application Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015, 5 PM MDT

Award Announced: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (before 5 PM MDT, subject to change)

For more information check out the link here

For many more scholarship opportunities check out:

Our Center for International Education Scholarships page for more information and other scholarship opportunities!



WIVA Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? The Center for International Education has hired someone to help you! Come in and visit the WIVA Programs Assistant to find out how you can get abroad. The opportunities are endless and there for you to take! You can make an appointment in the Center for International Education or email her at wiva@sonoma.edu. Read more about WIVA by liking the WIVA Facebook Page.

Information meetings have begun and will run through October 14th.

Meetings will be:

Mondays 10am-11am

Tuesdays 11am-12pm

Wednesdays 1pm-2pm


Come to a Peace Corps Info Meeting!

peace corps

Peace Corps will be visiting the SSU campus a few times this semester so you can get more information on applying to this incredible program! Below are the dates a representative will be on campus as well as special info meeting times. There is an Info Meeting in IH 106 from 4-5pm.

Campus Visit Days:
October 14 & 15
November 17 & 18




Visit us in the Center for International Education!

Join the International Education Exchange Council today! For just a $3 lifetime membership fee, you can get connected to the international and education exchange community on campus! Talk to students who studied abroad! Meet international students studying at Sonoma State! Get discounts on the awesome events that IEEC hosts every semester! Join the Facebook event!

Coffee and Culture Meetings

Join us at our weekly Coffee and Culture Meetings! IEEC holds Coffee and Culture every Thursday from 12 – 1 PM. What is Coffee and Culture you may ask? Coffee and Culture is a weekly event where we get together and share cultures, life experiences and just a place to hang out. We always meet in International Hall 107. For more information on activities and themes of each meeting, join the IEEC Facebook page.

Join IEEC Team for Sonoma Serves

On October 17th, Sonoma State will be participating in the largest service event of the year. This one day event will take place at many locations from Petaluma to Santa Rosa. Sign up on OrgSync with our “International Squad” for a day of service and good fun. Sign up as soon as possible to be part of this great experience!



Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!

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(707) 664 – 2582

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